With the trend of foot injuries in the NHL increasing significantly in the past 2-3 years we have developed a light weight, ultra shock resistant foot/ankle guard system that can be fitted to any skate while not affecting the performance of the athlete. The material is a polypropylene-graphite composite that we have used for years to make orthotics. The unique hinge design of the Shot Blocker XT tongue protects the top of the foot and front of the ankle without the player or observer noticing it’s there. Even when blocking shots properly, this area of the foot and ankle have never been sufficiently protected to withstand the force produced by today’s athletes.
We feel that in the near future all defencemen will be wearing some form of extra protection on their hockey skates for this area. Our product is the most protective and user friendly product on the market today. The hinged tongue device on the Shot Blocker XT is a product that can be mass produced with several sizes that will fit all different size skates. The side panels on the Shot Blocker XT Pro are custom made and has to be vacuum molded to the individual hockey skate so as to make sure that it not only protects properly but does not interfere with performance. Our Shot Blocker XT Lite side panels can also be custom made to protect specific areas following an injury in order to get the player back in play as early as possible.